Sample Society Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Sample Society is a monthly beauty subscription from BeautyBar.com and Allure Magazine. Typically the brands they include are high end, and the sample sizes are generous.
They recently had a bit of a revamp – I’m not sure what the changes are anymore besides the packaging.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Sample Society
The Cost: $15 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code 5FORYOU to save $5 off your first box.
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples. (Each month you also get a $10 off $50 to use on any order from BeautyBar.com)
Ships to: the US
Delivered via: UPS
Swap for any item in this box from the Sample Society Swap page!
The box comes with a mini-mag detailing each item and why Allure editors decided to include it in the box.
I sampled one of these before thanks to Birchbox, and I’m happy to have more versions to try. (I love that these masks are fragrance and paraben free). I just tried the hydrating mask, and I liked it. (The formula is a cross between a gel and a cream. It doesn’t completely dry on your skin like some masks do, but instead just maybe gets a little sticky. And you only have to leave it on for 5-10 minutes!)
Nails Inc Polish in Princes Palace – FULL SIZE! Value $9
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush – 50 ml Value $1.75
This nail polish has the name listed in the mini mag, so I’m assuming all subscribers will receive the same light blue color. This shade seems to be a mix of blue, periwinkle and grey, and I don’t have anything like it in my collection.
I’m not a huge fan of the Blush scent of Batiste, but I don’t mind it, and I know this is one of those cult-classic drugstore items, so I’ll definitely use it.
Chloe Love Story Perfume Sample – .04 oz Value $3
StriVectin Intensive Illuminating Serum – .25 oz Value $22.25
This perfume wasn’t for me (and I never really like getting perfume samples in beauty boxes).
I received this serum in last month’s Sample Society as well. (I’m not sure exactly what happened, but given that the serum is on the info mag this month, and not on last month’s I think it was intended to be in this box. I’m not sure why it was also included in the January box). Now that I have two samples, that’s half the size of the full size version, and should be enough to see if this serum does in fact help even out my complexion!
Verdict: When I first saw the spoilers for this box, I wasn’t too excited, but now that I have it I realize I’ll use everything besides the perfume, so the value is definitely there. (This box has a value of about $45). I know I’ve seen some comments about not everyone receiving the StriVectin serum in this month’s box. If that had been the case with my box I would have been very disappointed with the value this month. (If that happened to you please let us know if and how Sample Society has resolved the issue).
Did you get the February Sample Society box? What do you think of it?